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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

When does planning and preparing for engine company response begin for an officer and firefighter?

The moment the officer or firefighter enters quarters

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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

The blackboard at the housewatch desk should be checked for any information that may affect the response or operations of the unit. What is some information that should be on that blackboard?

Situations such as street closings, hydrants or mains out of service, standpipe or sprinkler systems inoperative, equipment changes on the apparatus or adjoining companies out of service should be noted and possible alternate courses of action considered and discussed.

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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

Immediately at the start of each tour,the officer should?

- conduct a roll call of all on duty members and designate assignments

- Engine companies should also designate a member to perform forcible entry in the event that the assigned ladder company is delayed

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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

In addition to assigning firefighting positions, the officer will assign each member:

- an apparatus riding position

- mask

- handie-talkie radio.

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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

Immediately after roll call, the company officer should?

Immediately after roll call, the company officer should, accompanied by the chauffeur, should inspect and examine the unit's apparatus.

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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

The following topics should be discussed between the officer and the ECC:

• General response routes and any modifications to normal response routes.

• Road and weather conditions.

• Dangerous areas or intersections.

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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

What should all engine member do after the roll call?

Following the roll call, all engine company firefighters shall examine the apparatus hose bed.

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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

Each engine member should stand roll call with their dept issued PPE, in addition every engine member should carry:

- Hose strap

- chock

- spanner

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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

The most important tools engine company firefighters use on the fire ground are?

- serviceable hydrants

- engine apparatus

- hose and fittings

- nozzles

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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

All engine firefighters should be able to perform the following:

Transfer engine apparatus from road to pumps

Connect apparatus to a hydrant

Charge and maintain adequate pressure on a hoseline using the pump panel controls

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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

What is the MST mainstream tip or solid stream tip useful for?

- high volume flows with long reach

- superior penetration and reduced nozzle reaction

- required for standpipe operations due or it's effective performance at low pressures

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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

A fog tip is effective:

- ventilation

- fires near energized electrical equipment

- dispersing vapors at gas leaks

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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

When are nozzles inspected?

At the start of each tour

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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

At the start of each tour, all nozzles carried on engine company apparatus should be inspected and examined to insure:

• type of nozzles and/or tips are attached to each hoseline.

• rubber washers are placed correctly in female couplings and tips, and are not dried out or cracked.

• nozzles are hand fastened to hose and tips are screwed on by hand.

• fog nozzles are not clogged and are maintained in the straight stream position (tip rotated to the right).

• all control handles and shut-off valves operate freely and are maintained in the closed position.

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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

For an 1 3/4 handline a ______ shut off (or solid stream nozzle) with a ______ mainstream tip and a _______ outer stream tip.

1 3/4 inch handline use a 1 1/2 inch shut off (solid stream nozzle) with 15/16 inch main stream tip and a 1/2 inch outer stream tip.

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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

For an 2 1/2" handline a ______ shut off (or solid stream nozzle) with a ______ mainstream tip and a _______ outer stream tip.

2 1/2 inch handline a 2 1/2 inch shut off (solid stream nozzle) with 1 1/8 inch main stream tip and 1/2 inch outer stream tip.

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ENGINE OPS 2 - IN QUARTERS

At what type of drills will firefighters be most receptive to instruction and will feel free to ask questions.

Company drills

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ENGINE OPS 3 - RESPONSE CONSIDERATIONS

All responses to fires and emergencies should begin with _____________.

All responses to fires and emergencies should begin with PROPER RECEIPT OF THE ALARM.

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ENGINE OPS 3 - RESPONSE CONSIDERATIONS

When two engine companies arrive at approximately the same time, but out of response sequence, they shall be guided by _______________.

When two engine companies arrive at approximately the same time, but out of response sequence, they shall be guided by THE ALARM BOX ASSIGNMENT.

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ENGINE OPS 3 - RESPONSE CONSIDERATIONS

The 2nd due engine company shall make no extraordinary effort to arrive first due, unless it is __________________.

2nd due engine company shall make no extraordinary effort to arrive first due, unless it is OBVIOUS THE 1st DUE ENGINE COMPANY WILL BE SERIOUSLY DELAYED.

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ENGINE OPS 3 - RESPONSE CONSIDERATIONS

Engine company members responding to an alarm should monitor the ____________, __________, and ________. This will provide the officer and members with vital information about conditions at the scene and any problems encountered by earlier arriving units including water supply problems, trapped occupants, difficulties in locating the fire, heavy smoke conditions, or the need for special equipment.

Engine company members responding to an alarm should monitor the DEPARTMENT RADIO, HANDIE-TALKIE, and MDT SCREEN. This will provide the officer and members with vital information about conditions at the scene and any problems encountered by earlier arriving units including water supply problems, trapped occupants, difficulties in locating the fire, heavy smoke conditions, or the need for special equipment.

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ENGINE OPS 3 - RESPONSE CONSIDERATIONS

If 1st due the engine company can expect to:

to initiate strategy and tactics according to the conditions found and to transmit the appropriate preliminary radio reports.

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ENGINE OPS 3 - RESPONSE CONSIDERATIONS

If 2nd due an engine company can expect to:

- ascertain if the first due engine company has arrived and if not, assume their duties.

- If the first due engine has arrived, the second due engine company will augment and assist the first engine in whatever tactics have been initiated unless otherwise assigned by the Incident Commander (IC).

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ENGINE OPS 3 - RESPONSE CONSIDERATIONS

When responding to multiple alarms, engine companies should anticipate:

- long hose stretches

- the need to supply large caliber streams

- provide relief for first alarm engine companies.

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ENGINE OPS 3 - RESPONSE CONSIDERATIONS
APPARATUS POSITIONING

When responding, if no address is give the engine should?

if no specific address is given, engine companies should slow down upon approaching the box location.

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ENGINE OPS 3 - RESPONSE CONSIDERATIONS
APPARATUS POSITIONING

When responding, if an address is given the engine company should?

When a street address is provided, proceed directly to the location.

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ENGINE OPS 3 - RESPONSE CONSIDERATIONS
APPARATUS POSITIONING

Who decides where to position the apparatus once the fire location has been determined?

The officer

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ENGINE OPS 3 - RESPONSE CONSIDERATIONS
APPARATUS POSITIONING

With the exception of ____________________ and ________________ the ladder company should normally allow the engine company to enter the block first. This is to insure that both units don't impede each others operation.

With the exception of A FIRE BUILDING LOCATED AT THE END OF A NARROW DEAD END BLOCK and WINTER OPERATIONS the ladder company should normally allow the engine company to enter the block first. This is to insure that both units don't impede each others operation.

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ENGINE OPS 3 - RESPONSE CONSIDERATIONS
ENGINE COMPANY SUPPLY GUIDLINES

TRUE/FALSE

In order to provide a reliable and uninterrupted flow of water, all arriving engine and squad companies (assigned as an engine) shall locate and connect to a positive water source (hydrant, drafting, etc.).

TRUE

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ENGINE OPS 3 - RESPONSE CONSIDERATIONS
ENGINE COMPANY SUPPLY GUIDLINES

Whenever possible, these guidlines shall be followed in regards to engine company supply?

- Only two handlines should be operated from a pumper.

- supply pumper in a relay operation should not supply any handlines or large caliber streams.

- pumper supplying a large caliber stream should not supply any handlines or additional large caliber streams.

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